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    Slides to Powerpoint (Ofiice 2K/WIN ME)

    Howdy,
    I was just sittin' here wonderin'... Is it possible to take a 35mm slide and somehow import it into powerpoint so it can be viewed on my computer? Could I "import" say, 50 35mm slides into a powerpoint presentation and what hardware/software would i need? Thanks for all of your erudite responses...

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    Re: Slides to Powerpoint (Ofiice 2K/WIN ME)

    I was about to shoot back - a scanner, then I started to think more clearly. The scanner won't be useful until you get the slides developed into pictures. Somehow <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>. I'll be interested to hear how this turns out...
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    Re: Slides to Powerpoint (Ofiice 2K/WIN ME)

    You can use a scanner to scan the 35mm slides, but you'll get the best results if you use one that has a special slide scanning attachment thingamajig. (How's that for a technical term?! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> )

    Seriously, our scanner at the office has a frame which fits a bunch of 35mm slides in it. You just scan them as usual at a pretty high resolution. Then you can import the images into PPT using a batch importer or the photo album addin http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00050.htm and stretch to fit if necessary. You won't get too much pixellation if you've scanned at a high enough rez. (Figure approximately 800ppi to fill an 800x600 screen.)

    Just laying your slides on a scanner bed and scanning at a high resolution doesn't work well. In that case, you'd want to go with Catharine's suggestion about having the slides made into photos and then scan those.

    Another alternative would be to send the slides to a service bureau and have them scanned to CD. When I worked at an architectural firm in the mid 1990s, we used to have slides scanned onto Kodak PhotoCDs. You might check into that.

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    Re: Slides to Powerpoint (Ofiice 2K/WIN ME)

    If you do this often, you might want to invest in a film/slide scanner. It's like a flatbed scanner but it takes film or slides and scans them.

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    Re: Slides to Powerpoint (Ofiice 2K/WIN ME)

    I bought a Minolta DIMAGE Scan Dual III, which handles both strips of negatives and mounted slides. I find the problem of getting all the dust off the film to be a big hassle, and the software a bit daunting (numerous adjustments possible) and the whole amount of time required to be not a lot of fun. If you need these for occasional professional use, you might drop by a photo development shop and get a PhotoCD (not the cheap-o PictureCD).

    As for the PPT part, I think there was an add-in to make a photo album on Office downloads.

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